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BLACK SAPOTE - CHOCOLATE

Black Sapote Chocolate For Sale 165mm potBotanical Name: Diospyros digyna
Description

This variety was selected by John Picone at Newrybar. He describes it as excellent quality and texture. Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla

Other Names: Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon, Zapote Prieto
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$54.00 6 Grafted Large

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Great For Kids (#GreatForKids)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, September, October, November, December

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Question & Answer

Can you pls let me now who many years till this plant bears fruit. Cheers From:

Because it is grafted it will likely want to fruit in the first season however I would recommend that you take off the flowers in the first 2 years so that it put's it's energy into growing roots, branches and foliage so that it will handle the fruit in the third year.

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Black Sapote - Chocolate 6/10

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2112 days 21hrs

Comments: -

He flowers like a bandit prefering flowers to new leaves. If you pull the flowers off you can force leave growth. New leaves are easily damaged by the cold and the wind can easily knock older leaves off.


He responds well to tip pruning and loves to be fertilised.


2009: He was in the ground for 2 years before moved him into a pot to move house. I just watered him well the night before and seasoled him once he was in the pot. Then because it was then end of Spring (getting HOT!) I watered him every evening for a fortnight to make sure he didn't go into shock.


2010: Covered in flowers this year and I'm hoping for fruit!


Spring 2011: Having gotten a little worried that I haven't had fruit-set despite years of flowering I did a little bit of research. Looks like either I am being impatient, I have a boy, or an infertile boy/girl. Poop! If there is no fruit-set this year I will look into getting a second, grafted - between the two I would HAVE to have pollination??


Summer 2011: We have flowers. There seems to be a big one in the centre of each cluster and smaller ones around... fingers crossed!



Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicked poo, seasol, charlie carp, worm castings

Pest Control:

Have noticed very few pests. Occasionally gets some leaf boring insects = if a few leaves effected I usually just leave them as they don't seem to spread

Small spiders spinning webs in new branches kills growing tips = get rid of webs
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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Seedling) 5/10

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 2697 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Getting some decent growth on it now even though the pot is really not suited to it, still quite decorative though.  Leaves often show yellowing and dark green veins but doesn't appear to be deficient as they always come good with out any additives.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Grafted)

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2614 days 16hrs

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I'm not actually sure of the 'type' of Black Sapote I have. Generic label and no type listed. Only in the ground a little while. Slow to start, but with a bit of extra water and lots of mulch it is now flushing new leaves. Beautiful new growth.


I didn't want to persist with a seedling tree in my limited space here in  the garden, so I dug up this tree before it got too big and replaced with a Bernicker variety.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Seedling) 10/10

BELL's Edible Fruits
Update: 2629 days 1hrs

Comments: -

fruit tastes grate first year in the garden and 4 fruit

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

nill

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

do they need any special treatment, we have a white sapote 4 times the size and 3 yrs older out the front with less fruit and just not long planted a yellow sapote that is doing well.


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Fruitylicious1 says... [39 days 20hrs ago]
it certainly need a cross pollinator for it to set plenty of fruits. Vernon or Ortega are great pollinators.

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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Seedling) 7/10

Reinp96's Edible Fruits
Update: 2651 days 6hrs

Comments: -

The fruit are a chocolate replacement.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow poo

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Remove bugs by hand.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

A few leaves are getting a clear strip about 2mm wide through them. I think it is a bug tunneling.


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Black Sapote - Chocolate 8/10

Winston1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2518 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Very attractive tree.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Seedling) 4/10

Karl1974's Edible Fruits
Update: 2648 days 18hrs

Comments: -

still waiting to taste it

Planted: 2005

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seaweed solution

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none but birds got my first lot of fruit

Question:

how long and when does the fruit rippen ?


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Grafted)

Wetnwild1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2336 days 14hrs

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Not sure of the variety.  Only just got this and have been warned they dont like frost so keeping under the patio this winter in a pot.  Any advise would be great.  I live in Perth WA.

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Grafted) 7/10

Alicia's Edible Fruits
Update: 1322 days 22hrs

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Just got this one home, it's beautiful! Chose the Maher variety as it only gets to 4m. One of my favourite fruits. Can't wait to see this one grow!

Fruiting Months July, August, September, October

Planted: 2014

Height 1.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

When I Fertilise: Never


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Seedling)

Estar's Edible Fruits
Update: 1698 days 1hrs

Comments: - My friend gave me her 'proven' seed from her back yard tree so I am giving it a go. I

Planted: 2013

Height 5 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No

Question: Any info on how to take this forward would be great, it's srouted nice and strong and so far seems easy and healthy.


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Seedling) 5/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 1380 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Beautiful tree, think it might be a male though.  Haven't had the heart to pull it out because the glossy green leaves are so pretty.

Planted: 2011

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Grafted) 6/10

Malanda231's Edible Fruits
Update: 6 days 8hrs

Comments: - Espaliered. Takes a few years of growth before trunk is thick enough for tree to hold fruit. Only one fruit last summer at 4y mark. I see both male and female flowers, female come out later (early november when I spotted this). Rainforest tree, roots do spread in yard in cool/wet/mulched spots so I would be careful to not plant too close to a structure as not sure if roots would expand and damage. Must trim regularly in summer to keep it small. Was told grafted versions grew shorter and less aggressively than seedlings. Hope I get more fruit this year, a pretty waxy leaved plant.

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Certified


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Black Sapote - Chocolate (Grafted) 9/10

Trillian's Edible Fruits
Update: 2046 days 1hrs

Comments: - had a look at your video on the subject and I new I had to have one of my own

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Winter


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Black Sapote - Chocolate 9/10

Claud's Edible Fruits
Update: 2650 days 18hrs

Comments: -

grew up with it as a kid in south america and remember it fondly.


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